Pigeon Pea Rice is a classic Caribbean dish packed with flavor! You’ll love this dish from the new book Caribbean Vegan by Taymer Mason.
When I was offered a review copy of the newly updated Caribbean Vegan cookbook I jumped at the chance! Many of you know that my sweet husband Irving is Dominican, and grew up in the Caribbean. While he doesn’t often have the time to cook for us, when he does it is always amazing! I LOVE Caribbean food. Every visit with my in laws is like a non stop feast—the foods and flavors of the Caribbean are some of my very favorites.
^^^ On our most recent trip to the Caribbean, while I was pregnant with Jonathan. Itching to go back!
Pigeon Pea Rice
Caribbean Vegan is full of gorgeous pictures, delicious dishes, and stories and explanations of unique ingredients. The recipe I am sharing with you today is called Pigeon Pea Rice, also known as Arroz con Gandules in the Dominican Republic. Irving makes this dish often, so I was excited to surprise him with it! While this version takes inspiration from author Taymer Mason’s home country Barbados, it is similar to what Irving has prepared for us in the past, and completely delicious.
Pigeon Peas, also called gandules in Spanish, or gungo peas, are not quite as small as a lentil, with the texture of a bean. They are nutritional powerhouses packed with protein, iron, and magnesium. I can find them in cans in my local Latin markets, and also in my big super Kroger (Fred Meyer). You can also order them online.
The beginning of the book begins with different spice and seasoning blends and sauces that are used throughout the book. The Pigeon Pea Rice uses a seasoning called Bajan Seasoning, made with peppers, lime juice, and herbs. It will keep in the fridge for up to a year! There are lots of other recipes for basics, entrees, sides, and of course, dessert!
Ok, enough chatting—let’s get cooking—I hope you love this recipe! Want to see more? Enter below to win your very own copy of the book (entry form is below the recipe)! Be sure to post a picture of the Pigeon Pea Rice to social media when you make it!
Check out More recipes from Caribbean Vegan!
Cilantro and Citronella— Rasta Pasta
Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen— Classic Barbadian Sweet Potato Pie
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